One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘Louise's heightened colour betrayed her embarrassment’
awkwardness, self-consciousness, unease, uneasiness, discomfort, discomfiture, edginess
shame, humiliation, mortification, ignominy
sheepishness, shyness, bashfulness
discomposure, flusteredness, perturbation, confusion, agitation, distress, chagrin
2‘his current financial embarrassment’
difficulty, predicament, plight, problem, mess, entanglement, imbroglio
informal bind, jam, pickle, fix, scrape
3‘an embarrassment of riches’
surplus, excess, overabundance, superabundance, profusion, glut, surfeit, superfluity, more than enough, too many, too much, enough and to spare
avalanche, deluge, flood, abundance, plethora
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